The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Gillespie, Doyle

Written by David Green.

Doyle E. Gillespie, 73, of Lyons, Ohio, died Feb. 26, 2006 at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio.

He was born March 26, 1932 in Lyons, Ohio, the son of Forest and Gladys (Gleckler) Gillespie. He married Ellen Densmore on June 26, 1954 in Pittsford, Mich., and she preceded him in death Oct. 9, 1997.

Doyle was a lifelong Lyons resident. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked with his father, and in 1958 bought what is now Doyle Welding. He was a fireman with the Lyons-Royalton Fire Department for 43 years and a Fulton County Deputy for 25 years.

He was a member of the Lyons VFW Post #7574, the 40 et 8 in Adrian, the American Legion Post #368 in Morenci, and the Masonic Lodge in Wauseon, Ohio. He also played drums in the Michigan Weekenders Band for many years.

Doyle is survived by two daughters, Luann (and Mel) O’Hara of Lyons and Vicki Smith of Swanton, Ohio; a son, Steve (and Sharon) Gillespie of Lyons; six grandchildren and one brother, Ivan Gillespie of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m today (Wednesday) at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Mary Burroughs officiating. Burial will follow in Lyons Cemetery.

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